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Large Cabin / Lodge on Quiet Lake

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Loon Lake Lodge (more pics at Facebook, search 'Loon Lake Lodge Vacations'


Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2-5 nights
  • Sleeps:30
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2.5
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

Enjoy staying in a true full log cabin with loft and large covered porch.

This 12-year-old lodge/cabin is a beautiful, full-log home that easily sleeps 20 in beds on three floors, with something for everyone. We've slept over 30 using the spacious downstairs, cots, and air mattresses

A 10-foot wide covered porch provides an additional 600 sq ft of summer living area providing a fantastic view of the lake and the beach, fire pit, tire swing, dock, and raft. Plenty of space to enjoy an Adirondack chair and watch the day slip away.

The beach is sandy, and we have a raft 150 feet from shore, where you can swim in clear water away from vegetation at the water’s edge.

Built in 2002, the lodge has two full fireplaces, including one with a breath-taking, 22-foot stone chimney on the main floor. The lodge has 3,600 sq.ft. on three floors. A main floor with kitchen, living area, one and a half baths, and two main floor bedrooms. The walkout basement has another large living area, full bath, bedroom, utility room (4th bedroom) and small garage / work area.

The loft has one queen and three double beds, and several twin beds perfect for the little ones to experience cabin life. But while it’s a loft, don’t worry about noise from the first floor –that fresh air will knock you out the moment your head hits the pillow.

A grand piano, card table, play area, view of the lake and a small balcony are also available in the loft.

Privacy and quiet are key at this lodge, which is tucked into the woods just four miles outside of Big Rapids, MI.

The all-sport lake is perfect for fishing, tubing, skiing, and swimming. And, with only ten houses dotted around the lake, the water will usually be all yours.

A pontoon boat with fishing motor, paddleboat, paddle boards, row boat, and kayak are all included in your rental fees. (Only between Memorial Day and Labor Day)

We have an active Facebook page with lots more inside and outside photos of the place. Search Facebook for "Loon Lake Lodge Vacations". Be sure to look at the Photo Albums.

Standard check-in times are 4:00 p.m. on the day of the arrival with check-out at 11:00 a.m. on the day of your departure.

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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge
  • 3600 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 30
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    For large groups of non-family members, there must be one renter over 25 and have a valid credit card for every 7 guest under 25. No exceptions....moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    Kids love the loft! Sandy beach for the kids to swim, dock to fish, raft out in deeper water for older kids...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    The only smoking that is allowed is at the end of the 150' driveway in the public access parking lot....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    Well trained pet(s) are accepted. Pet mess or damage will be deducted from security deposit....moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 30, Beds for 20-30

  • Master Bedroom: 1 queen

    Great view of the lake...moreless

  • Kids Room: 1 double, 1 bunk bed

    Double bed on bottom, single bed on top...moreless

  • Basement Bedroom: 2 twin/ single

    Lots of privacy in lower level, great view of lake and woods...moreless

  • Basement Sleeping: 3 sleep sofa /futon

    A double & single futon in the basement area...moreless

  • Single Sleep Room: 1 twin/ single

    Not a 'normal' bedroom, just a single bed in furnace room...moreless

  • Loft: 1 queen, 2 double, 2 twin/ single, 1 sleep sofa /futon

    Open loft looks down over living area...moreless

  • Basement Carpeted Floor

    10 self inflating mattresses on site for use...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

  • Main Floor: toilet

    Sink and vanity. Large enough to change swimsuits etc....moreless

  • Basement: toilet, shower

    Quite large, sink, vanity, two doors, one to garage....moreless

  • Master Bath: toilet, combination tub/shower

    Two sinks, one outside w/ mirror, one inside...moreless

  • Outside Shower: outdoor shower

    Outside shower faucet only...moreless

Other Amenities

  • This is a private lodge away from it all. Perfect for a family retreat or reunion. No neighbors within site of the cabin. An 80 acre all-sports lake is good for fishing, tubing, swimming, and relaxing....moreless


  • Books:

    Far more books than you could read in a year. We do not have a television – so you can experience real family time, without the distraction...moreless

  • Foosball
  • Game Room:

    Foosball, ping pong, and hockey game...moreless

  • Games:

    The closet is filled with board games for all ages. Several Scrabble boards, Risk, Taboo, Life, etc. There is a ping pong table, foosball table, and hockey game for kids. Plenty of cards....moreless

  • Ping Pong Table
  • Television:

    Please note: We have no television. With no TV, even teenagers will engage in conversations that never happen at home. Board games are plentiful. ...moreless

  • Toys:

    There is a toy closet for board games (plenty) and some toys....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Library
  • Marina
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Paddle Boating
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Beach View
  • Lake View:

    Idyllic view of the lake from the adirondack chairs on the wrap around porch. ...moreless

  • Lakefront:

    The lodge is situated high above the lake. The lake and the beach and dock are very visible from the porch, 150 feet away....moreless

  • Rural:

    The lodge is located 4 miles outside of Big Rapids, Michigan, tucked into the woods. You will have complete privacy....moreless

  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Water Tubing


  • Dining:

    Large dining / kitchen table easily handles 12. Additional table to hold 8 on the covered porch....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 12 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    Our new Geothermal system provides heat in the winter and air conditioning in the summer. Toasty in the cold and cool in the heat....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer:

    There is an outside line for drying as well as a normal dryer....moreless

  • Fireplace:

    A key focus of the lodge is the very large stone fireplace that is a full 22' in height from floor to top of lodge. The basement has an additional fireplace....moreless

  • Heating:

    State-of-the art Geothermal furnace. Using the earth's own heat to keep the place toasty warm, while being good to the environment at the same time....moreless

  • Internet:

    YES! There is WiFi all over the lodge. However, it is not fully reliable. It is 3MB download and offered as "best effort", nothing more....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided:

    More than sufficient linens for all beds, but they are not new or matched. They aren't silk and the towels don't match. This is a cabin, after all!...moreless

  • Living Room:

    The main floor includes living area and kitchen / dining. There is another sitting area and card table in the loft. The basement has a couch and chair for more living space....moreless

  • Parking:

    There is ample parking on site for 6+ cars. At the end of the drive way is a public access site where 12 or more vehicles could easily park. We have had over 60 people up the lodge at one time....moreless

  • Telephone:

    No.. there is no telephone Cell coverage is good for AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile. Others may work, just not sure....moreless

  • Towels Provided:

    Plenty of towels for both bathing and swimming. Towels are not new and do not match, but all will be clean....moreless

  • Washing Machine:

    Washing machine is available and detergent will be there....moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    Commercial coffee maker...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Espresso machine, tons of dishes, utensils, pots, pans, cooking equipment....moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    No dishwasher at the cabin. Enjoy washing and drying, and snapping dish towels at each other....moreless

  • Kitchen:

    The kitchen is well stocked with staples and such. Paper products are available, dishes, silverware, etc....moreless

  • Microwave:

    Yes, there is a microwave available...moreless

  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Standard condiments are supplied, paper products are provided as long as the previous renter didn't use them all....moreless

  • Refrigerator:

    The fridge is brand new! It will be clean and available with some basics already stocked. There is an additional fridge in the basement for more space....moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster:

    4 slot toaster...moreless


  • Balcony:

    A balcony exists off the top loft with a small sitting area....moreless

  • Boat:

    A pontoon boat is included with the rental. We have a new 4-stroke Yamaha outboard to ensure it is reliable and easy to start. This is only available Memorial Day through September....moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    We have is a 12-foot wide covered porch wrapped around two sides of the cabin. It’s a wonderful place to sit in the Adirondack chairs or in the porch swing, and watch the lake activities....moreless

  • Golf:

    We have three golf courses within five miles of the lodge. The 27-hole Ferris State University course, Katke, is used by the school’s professional golf management program. Falcon Crest is the other. ...moreless

  • Kayak / Canoe:

    Paddleboards, kayaks, canoes, water toys, tubes for the speed boat.This is only available Memorial Day through September....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    There are 3, two gas and one charcoal....moreless

  • Water Sports Gear:

    The boat house is full of toys, tubes, shovels, buckets, life preservers, you name it. This is only available Memorial Day through September....moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 36 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Winter - Spring 2017
Jan 1 - May 8, 2017
2 night min stay
$450 $550
$3,500 $8,000

Rates are based on 20 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Spring 2017
May 9 - Jun 5, 2017
2 night min stay
$475 $525
$3,500 $8,000

Rates are based on 20 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017 - Early
Jun 6 - Jun 23, 2017
5 night min stay
$525 $625
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 20 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017 - Prime
Jun 24 - Jul 28, 2017
5 night min stay
$575 $675
Fri, Sat

Changeover Day: Saturday

Rates are based on 20 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest

Summer 2017 - Late
Jul 29 - Sep 8, 2017
3 night min stay
$525 $625
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 20 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$400 $500
Fri, Sat
$2,500 $8,000

Rates are based on 18 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Cleaning Fee $150
  • Taxes Not included


The Pontoon boat with motor and all other watercraft are included between Memorial Day and Labor Day only. The pontoon boat is offered as "best effort", that is, we can cannot guarantee it is operational all the time, every day as motorized items do fail occasionally. There is no discount in the rent if problems with the boat developed. The Renter Responsibility Agreement and Loon Lake Lodge Laws are provided to you and will be used to govern your stay with us. Payment of the rent and deposit indicate your acceptance of these documents, whether you sign and read them or not.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.

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Last updated: 04/25/2017
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  • Blue Cow Cafe

    "This restaurant is by far the finest in the area. The owners are from Chicago and have brou..."

  • Ferris State University

    "A fine state university. Brings a lot of art and entertainment to a little northern Michiga..."

  • Schuberg's Bar

    "A local landmark! If you tell someone you've been to Big Rapids, they will certainly ask y..."

  • Biggby Coffee

    "A fine chain of Michigan owned coffee houses. The wifi is strong, the coffee is good."

  • Ferris State University Katke Golf Course

    "The finest golf course in the area. Run by the university, it has a nice club house, is con..."

  • Sawmill Saloon

    "A little rough around the edges, but has a nice back area with tables and fire pits. A regu..."

  • Cranker's Coney Island

    "Good eats and cheap too! Good for family breakfast and lunch. Open 24 hours."

  • Pepper's Cafe -- CLOSED

    "Nice little deli downtown in Big Rapids."

  • Old Pioneer Store & Emporium

    "Get your ice cream here! Local charm to this store, It was the original location of the l..."

  • Sawmill Canoe Livery Inc

    "A tradition in Big Rapids! Rent a tube and float down the Muskegon River. The place will ..."

  • Roben-Hood Airport

    "Grab a plane ride or enjoy an air show"

  • Mecosta County Fair

    "A true county fair in the month of July. Fireworks on the 4th. Demolition derby, harness r..."

  • Holiday Inn Big Rapids

    "Good place for overflow people who can't get a room at the Loon Lake Lodge"

  • Meijer

    "If you are not from Michigan, you wouldn't understand. If you can think of it, Meijer's has..."

  • Riverwalk

    "A wonderful stroll along the Muskegon River. Take a few minutes and enjoy the views."

  • Eastside Market

    "Simple convenience store closest to Loon Lake Lodge"

  • Winters Creek

    "A public golf course, 18 hours. Not to the level of Katke, but available and likely less ex..."

  • Dairy Queen

    "Grab an ice cream cone and then walk behind it and enjoy Mitchell Creek park in downtown Big..."

  • Highland View Cemetery

    "Graves here date back to before the civil war"

  • A&W Restaurant

    "Sit in the car and have them bring it out to you, the kids will love it."

  • Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort

    "Closest casino to Loon Lake Lodge. Assume 35-40 min drive"

  • Precision Combat Arena

    "I've never been here before, but what's not to like about Paintball?"

  • Alohapaintball.Com

    "This is one of the seediest houses you'll ever encounter, but what would expect from a guy w..."

  • Family Video

    "We don't recommend wasting your time watching movies while you are up at Loon Lake Lodge, bu..."

  • 7-10 Bar & Grill

    "Good place during the day, expect a ton of FSU students at night. Always a good place to go..."

  • Carmike Big Rapids 4 Cinema

    "Look, it is a small town and we're lucky to have a theatre at all. They took the grand old ..."

  • Big Rapids Roller Rink

    "Strap on your skates and enjoy the day with the kids."

  • Ice Arena Cir

    "FSU ice rink. Place where Bulldog Hockey is played. You can rent skates and enjoy the ice y..."

65 Miles
Nearest Airport
Grand Rapids Gerald Ford
4 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Big Rapids
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Katke Golf Course @ FSU
65 Miles
Nearest Train
Grand Rapids
10 Miles
Nearest Motorway
US 131
4 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
The Blue Cow
40 Miles
Nearest Ski
Big Rapids, MI, USA
Nearest Beach
On location

Car: Recommended

This is a private lodge away from it all, perfect for a family retreat or reunion, with no neighbors within sight of the cabin. Your view is of an 80-acre, all-sports lake that’s great for fishing, tubing, swimming, and a small beach for relaxing.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2002

About the owner: We live 55 miles from the lodge. We built it because we enjoy entertaining large groups, and have frequently had church groups or friends up for weekends. We’ve had as many as 42 people overnight, with 20 adults on beds and 22 children on air mattresses or in sleeping bags on the floor. We also have room outdoors for people who prefer to pitch small tents.

Why the Owner Chose Big Rapids, MI, USA:
If you are looking for a real log home with a calming, rustic feel, this is the place! You can actually feel the tension melt away the moment you set foot on the 10-foot wide wraparound porch, and plop down in an Adirondack chair overlooking the lake, or in the porch swing. The lodge is perfect for company and church retreats, family reunions, etc. Some friends even think it would be a great place to hold a small wedding. Big Rapids isn’t actually “big” – and that’s part of the charm, too. But it’s big enough – near Ferris State University and small-town shopping.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Our private dock and pontoon boat facilitate your fishermen's yen to get out on the water. The deep porch lets you get outdoors and remain comfortable, even when it’s raining. We have ping-pong and foosball tables in the walkout basement and a great hockey game for teens and kids of all ages. The fire ring down near the lake is a perfect gathering place for your throng to enjoy some special time together (with marshmallows!) at night, and benches easily seat 16-20 people. Firewood is provided as part of your rental.

Contact us

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/25/2017

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  • Loon Lake Lodge  (more pics at Facebook, search 'Loon Lake Lodge Vacations'

    Loon Lake Lodge (more pics at Facebook, search 'Loon Lake Lodge Vacations'

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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